• 2018 Traditional Roots Conference, all presentations

    Original Date: May 18-20, 2018

    This discounted package includes all of the individual presentations from the conference.

    36.0 CEUs (including 0.5 pharmacy, 2.0 cultural competency, 1.75 pain, and 31.75 general) approved by OBNM

  • Tick-Borne Diseases: Their Effective Treatment Including Botanical and Complementary Therapies

    Presenter: David Winston, RH (AHG)
    Original Date: May 18, 2018

    This class discusses the history and current understanding of tick-borne diseases such as Lyme Disease, Ehrlichiosis, Babesiosis and other co-infections. We examine both the current conventional approaches to treatment as well as complementary protocols, the use of botanicals to enhance the effectiveness of orthodox therapy, and the treatment of many Lyme-related symptoms such as fatigue, arthritis, Bell’s Palsy, brain fog and insomnia.We also explore new research on dosing patters that can make both conventional and herbal therapies more effective for treatment of acute and chronic Lyme infections. We also discuss conventional antibiotics used to treat tick-borne diseases, including doxycycline, amoxicillin, cefurotime, telithromycin, azithromycin, tetracycline, mepron.

    2.0 CEUs (0.25 pharmacy, 1.75 general) approved by OBNM

  • Delights of Diversity, Medicinal Trees on the Landscape: Zero Medicine Miles

    Presenter: Richo Cech
    Original Date: May 18, 2018

    Join Richo Cech on a photographic tour through his gardens at Strictly Medicinal Seeds in Williams, Oregon. Participants learn about the medicinal uses, horticulture and landscaping potential of elderberry (Sambucus nigra), hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna), linden (Tilia cordata), witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana), slippery elm (Ulmus rubra), spice bush (Lindera benzoin), horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) and Eleutherococcus (E. senticosus). Richo also discuesses herbaceous medicinal plants that grow well in the shade of these trees.

    2.0 general CEUs approved by OBNM

  • Beyond the Bottle: Botanicals as Partners in Practice

    Presenter: Bevin Clare MSc, RH, CNS
    Original Date: May 18, 2018

    Explore the use of medicinal plants in daily, dietary preparations with therapeutic targets. Through a case-study model, we review the use of plants in medicinal preparations such as soups, pestos, beverages, and even healing desserts. As herbalists, we have the option to move beyond the bottle to a sensory approach to herbal medicine that can fit seamlessly into life and practice.

    2.0 general CEUs approved by OBNM

  • Herban Legends and Clinical Pearls

    Presenter: Paul Bergner
    Original Date: May 19, 2018

    An Herban Legend is a persistent, widely and firmly held belief about a plant and its medicinal effects which is not true. The origin of the Legend or its rationale is obscure or forgotten, and is usually based on misinterpretation of some fact of science or tradition. It is repeated, believed and repeated again from textbook to textbook, teacher to teacher, article to article and herbalist to herbalist, across a generation, and guides regular practice. A large number of such Legends, most arising in the last 30 years, infect the modern North American materia medica and weaken the effectiveness of our clinical practice. Each of the herbs, however, have some potent “clinical pearl” unrelated to the legend itself. We discuss Herban Legends and Clinical Pearls for Devil's Club (Oplopanax), Lomatium, Saw Palmetto (Serenoa), Feverfew (Tanacetum), Juniper (Juniperus), Lobelia, Echinacea, Goldenseal (Hydrastis), and Wild Yam (Dioscorea).

    2.0 general CEUs approved by OBNM

  • Sambucus: A Global Medicine of Substance and Magic

    Presenter: Bevin Clare MSc, RH, CNS
    Original Date: May 19, 2018

    Take a journey to discover the Sambucus genera and their application, research and lore around the globe with specific clinical prescriptions as well as a presentation rich with the story and lore of these globally embraced plants.

    2.0 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • This course requires an enrollment key
    Cost: US$ 70.00

    Herbal First Aid

    Presenter: Greta de la Montagne, RH (AHG)
    Original Date: May 19, 2018

    Herbal First Aid takes advantage of widely available materials such as kitchen spices, weeds and wild plants. Knowing which useful remedies are often close at hand can be empowering to communities, especially those facing economic challenges, a catastrophic natural disaster, or just simply those who wish to live closer to the earth and focus on resilience and self-sufficiency. This class covers basic herbal first aid skills and assessment tools gathered from Greta’s 26 years of herbal first aid and healthcare practice.


    2.0 general CEUs approved by OBNM

  • Fresh vs. Dry Herbs: Is There a Difference?

    Presenter: Eric Yarnell, ND
    Original Date: May 19, 2018

    There is a significant debate about whether or not dry herbs differ from the fresh herbs they derive from in nature. Examples from the scientific literature will look at differences in chemistry when plants are dried, as well as a comparison of tinctures made from fresh and dry specimens of the same herb in a study conducted in part by Dr. Yarnell. Examples of herbs that are best used fresh vs. dried are presented. Clinicians are urged to share their own anecdotes and experience with fresh vs. dry herbs.


    2.0 general CEUs approved by OBNM

  • Analgesics: The Search for Effective Pain Relief

    Presenter: David Winston, RH (AHG)
    Original Date: May 19, 2018

    The search for effective, safe and non-addictive pain medication is an age-old quest. Studies show many people – especially the elderly, the poor, people of color and women – are undertreated for chronic pain. While herbs are not as powerful as opiates and other pharmaceutical medications, they can offer safer and often highly effective pain management. In this talk we discuss how specific herbs can relieve specific types of pain, how to combine herbs to create a synergistic effect and reduce inflammation, pain perception and spasm and how botanicals can enhance the effects of pharmaceutical pain medications. The focus of this class is to give the clinician the precise tools needed to manage pain with herbs. To that end we learn to describe the types and nature of pain, the location of the pain and the most effective combinations of herbs to treat pain syndromes. For too long herbalists have thought our ability to effectively relieve pain is very limited. This is untrue once you stop using generic “pain” herbs and understand how we can help control pain with precision and specificity in our herb choices. We also discuss some conventional pain medications and their limitations and adverse effects. Pharmaceutical classes covered include opiods, COX-2 inhibitors, NSAIDS.


    2.0 CEUs (including 1.75 pain management, and 0.25 pharmacy) approved by OBNM

  • Native Infusion: Diabetes Prevention through Traditional Teas

    Presenter: Elise Krohn, M.Ed.
    Original Date: May 19, 2018

    Simply changing what we drink can have a profound impact on our health. In this hands-on workshop Elise Krohn will share knowledge from Native Infusion: Rethink Your Drink. Elise co-developed the curriculum and educational resources with Muckleshoot Traditional Plants Program Director Valerie Segrest through First Nations Development Institute to promote healthy and culturally rooted beverages. Elise will share specific seasonal plants that can be prepared as flavored waters and teas including evergreen tree tips, dandelion, hawthorn, huckleberry, nettle, strawberry and rose. Strategies for educating people about the health impacts of sugary drinks will be included, as well as time to sample teas.


    2.0 general CEUs approved by OBNM

  • Organ Reserve and Trophorestorative Herbs

    Presenter: Kevin Spelman, PhD, MCPP
    Original Date: May 19, 2018

    Organ reserve was first was described in the 80s by Dr. James Fries after seeing the significant variability in function in geriatric populations. Defined as innate and environmentally induced modes of favorable adaption that lead to extended cellular defense as well as physical and cognitive function, this construct is not just about genes. Environmental exposures such as diet and medicinal plants appear to play a significant role in extending functional capacity. Unfortunately, the paradigm of organ reserve is poorly understood in clinical therapeutics four decades later. We discuss this insightful and clinically relevant model and the implications of the trophorestorative plants that may preserve our reserve and induce the ability of organs to successfully return to their original physiological state following repeated episodes of biochemical, physical and emotional stress.


    2.0 general CEUs approved by OBNM

  • The Worst Weeds are Your Best Medicine

    Presenter: David Winston, RH (AHG)
    Original Date: May 20, 2018

    Weeds are despised, poisoned and known for creating significant environmental damage. We spend billions of dollars and endless work hours in our attempts to eradicate them, while damaging our environment further by spraying toxic herbicides. What if there was a way to reduce their spread without dangerous chemicals that also provided people (and animals) with time-tested medicines to cure our ills? In this class we explore the medicinal use of common aggressive weeds and how they are used in other cultures (TCM, Ayurveda, TEM) as effective remedies. By encouraging the use of these plants we provide environmental benefits, reduce pressure on over-harvested indigenous herbs and have an almost endless source of fresh, potent and effective medicinal plants growing in our gardens, backyards, farm fields and forests.


    2.0 general CEUs approved by OBNM

  • Healthy Grieving Guide to Death and Dying

    Presenter: Greta de la Montagne RH (AHG)
    Original Date: May 20, 2018

    We will describe little-known, but well-established facts about human physiology, each of which either demonstrates the wisdom and relevance of some traditional herbal practices in herbal medicine, or will change the way you use herbs with patients now. Subtopics include the healing power of mucus; the urinary alkaline tide; the speed of kidney filtration; the gut wall as lymphoid tissue; connective tissue as immunological organ; plasma protein re-circulation in the lymph; and transdermal absorption of botanical medicines. In each case the relevance of the physiology to one or more categories of herbal forms or actions is described. Categories of herbs include expectorants, demulcents, vulneraries, anti-inflammatories, lymphatics and alteratives, as well as comparison of tinctures, teas and topical applications.

    2.0 general CEUs approved by OBNM

  • Amazing Physiological Facts that Will Change Your Practice of Herbalism

    Presenter: Paul Bergner
    Original Date: May 20, 2018

    We will describe little-known, but well-established facts about human physiology, each of which either demonstrates the wisdom and relevance of some traditional herbal practices in herbal medicine, or will change the way you use herbs with patients now. Subtopics include the healing power of mucus; the urinary alkaline tide; the speed of kidney filtration; the gut wall as lymphoid tissue; connective tissue as immunological organ; plasma protein re-circulation in the lymph; and transdermal absorption of botanical medicines. In each case the relevance of the physiology to one or more categories of herbal forms or actions is described. Categories of herbs include expectorants, demulcents, vulneraries, anti-inflammatories, lymphatics and alteratives, as well as comparison of tinctures, teas and topical applications.

    2.0 general CEUs approved by OBNM

  • The House that Herbs Built: Creating Safe Space for People with Mental Illness

    Presenter: Sue Sierralupe, Clinical Herbalist
    Original Date: May 20, 2018

    Sue Sierralupe discusses the four most common mental health conditions she sees in her street clinic in Eugene, Oregon, including anxiety, schizophrenia syndrome and symptoms, substance abuse and several forms of depression. She shares the herbal and nutritional protocols that have been most effective clinically along with principles of patient-centered care. Conditions discussed include:
    • Anxiety disorders including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, dissociative identity disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
    • Schizophrenia syndrome and temporary schizophrenia symptoms
    • Substance abuse including cigarettes, alcohol or drugs
    • Depression including bipolar disorder, peripartum depression, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, situational depression, atypical depression, persistent depressive disorder, seasonal affective disorder, and major depression.

    2.0 cultural competency CEUs approved by OBNM
  • This course requires an enrollment key
    Cost: US$ 70.00

    Terpenes

    Presenter: Kevin Spelman, PhD, MCPP
    Original Date: May 20, 2018

    The terpenes have gained increasing notoriety as of late due to their lore in the aromatherapy realm as well as their recent notoriety in the field of cannabinoid therapeutics. There are hundreds of plant species that contain terpenes in notable concentrations, concentrations that allow for therapeutic effect. In this lecture we take a journey through a jungle of small molecules and talk about the therapeutic effects of specific terpenes and the plants that contain them.

    2.0 general CEUs approved by OBNM

  • Wild Rose: The Universal Medicine

    Presenter: Elise Krohn, M.Ed.
    Original Date: May 20, 2018

    Rose holds mythic status. Its teachings, medicinal and nutritional value and culinary use are celebrated all over the world. Join Elise Krohn as she shares stories and herbal perspectives about this precious plant. Participants learn how to identify, harvest and use local wild rose, as well as other types of roses. Elise shares therapeutic actions for rose as well as techniques for making several medicines including tea, infused honey, infused oil, lip balm and easy rosehip jam.

    2.0 general CEUs approved by OBNM

  • Confessions of a Radical Herbalist

    Presenter: Catherine Hunziker
    Original Date: May 20, 2018

    Share in the stories, insights, philosophy and formulating strategy of an activist turned herbalist, turned entrepreneur, turned activist again. Take a fresh look at the difference between pharmaceuticals and ‘whole herb’ extracts and the importance of a broad phytochemical profile in medicinal plants. Learn about the case histories that have informed many of WishGarden’s most popular formulas and Catherine’s formulating philosophy. Rediscover the formidable strength, safety and beauty of whole plant medicine as it contributes towards more effective herbal formulas and a more sustainable future for generations to come.


    2.0 general CEUs approved by OBNM

  • Vanishing North American Materia Medica

    Presenter: Eric Yarnell, ND
    Original Date: May 20, 2018

    Numerous native American herbs have largely fallen out of use (Morella/Myrica, Sassafras, Chionanthus, Fraxinus, Polymnia, Chelone, Asarum, etc.). The reasons for this are discussed, including the concept of “herbs of commerce” and how profit-driven enterprises has real toxic effects on clinical practice, the move away from contact with plants as urbanization continues unabated, as well as possible failures in the education system for herbalists today. Dr. Yarnell also discusses how to use some of these valuable, forgotten herbs. The case of revival of use of Pedicularis and Fouquieria is used to show that this trend can be reversed, and that there is enormous opportunity for clinicians and herbal scholars today to help maintain and broaden the materia medica.


    2.0 general CEUs approved by OBNM

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